Tuesday, March 24, 2020
According to the latest report from TRAC Immigration, just under 100,000 cases were added to the Immigration Court's backlog since the beginning of FY 2020. A total of 1,122,824 cases are now pending on the court's active docket as of the end of February 2020. This is up from 542,411 cases when President Trump assumed office. When 320,173 inactive pending cases are included, the court's current backlog now tops 1.4 million cases.
With most non-detained court hearings canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the backlog is slated to grow even higher, as TRAC found that it did as a result of the government shutdown in January 2019.